- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
Kering has named Emmanuel Gintzburger as chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen, succeeding Jonathan Akeroyd, who is leaving the company after 12 years to “pursue other interests” outside of the Group.
Gintzburger, previously worldwide retail and wholesale director for Yves Saint Laurent, will take up his new position as chief executive for the British label on May 9, reporting to Grita Loebsack, Kering’s chief executive officer of luxury - couture and leather goods emerging brands.
In a statement, Kering said that the Gintzburger “will capitalise on his experience of business development in key geographies as well as his strong expertise in retail and marketing, having held various management positions for over 17 years within the luxury and cosmetics industries”.
As CEO of Alexander McQueen, he will be tasked with pursuing the brand’s global expansion and accelerate its organic growth.
Gintzburger joined Yves Saint Laurent in 2009 as Europe retail director, before being promoted to worldwide retail and wholesale director in 2011. Prior to that, he held positions in retail at Lanvin, Sephora France and Louis Vuitton’s Asia Pacific branch.
Commenting on Akeroyd’s departure, the Kering statement added: “Kering is grateful to Jonathan Akeroyd for his contribution during the 12 years he served as CEO of Alexander McQueen. In close collaboration with the creative and leadership team, he successfully oversaw the growth and the international expansion of the brand, making it one of the most recognised British luxury fashion brand in the world.”